Guyana has recorded 76 cases of chikungunya – CMO

Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Shamdeo Persaud says that Guyana has recorded a total of 76 cases of the mosquito-borne chikungunya disease from approximately 250 samples sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in Trinidad and Tobago.

According to the Government Information Agency, the CMO said that based on reports coming from health facilities across the country, there are 580 suspected cases. However, there may be milder forms of the disease in some areas. Some of the samples sent to CARPHA are still to be tested, GINA said.

While chikungunya has been more pronounced in Regions Six and Five and to some extent Four, there have been three reported cases in …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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